’12 Years a Slave’ to Win the Oscar?

The “12 Years a Slave” movie, which appeared on the screens at the end of last year, made a hit with the moviegoers. The film has already won various awards, ranging from the Film Festival in Toronto, where it was introduced to the public for the first time, to the Critics Choice Awards and the Producers Guild of America Awards. In addition, Steve McQueen’s movie has already received the honorary Golden Globe Award.

The candidates for the main prize, the Oscar, have been announced, and the film “12 Years a Slave” entered the list of the nominees in the Best Film category. The ceremony will take place in a little more than a month, and bookmakers and critics are already trying to make predictions and guess who will receive the coveted statuette this year.

Thus, many people believe that the main favorites for the Best Film award include such films as “Gravity,” “American Hustle” and “12 Years a Slave.” According to critics, the last of these contenders for victory will defeat its competitors and will receive the grand prize.

These assumptions are supported by statistics: during the last seven years, the choice of the cinema academicians representing the Critics Choice Award and the Oscar Award would always coincide as for the best film of the year. However, it does not matter if the experts are confident in their predictions, we should not forget that the results of the Oscar ceremony are sometimes quite unexpected. So let’s root for our personal favorites and wait for the ceremony, which will be held on March 2.

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